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Wheely good days out: the culture cycle from Hyde Park Corner to Chelsea
Rob Greig

Wheely good days out: the culture cycle from Hyde Park Corner to Chelsea

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Boris bikes aren't just for the daily commute. Hop on your bike and try this leisurely excursion from Hyde Park Corner to Chelsea.

1. Pick up a bike at Hyde Park Corner

Rob Greig

Make for the Serpentine Gallery (dock at Serpentine Car Park) to check out the 2015 Pavilion and Duane Hanson's disconcertingly realistic sculptures.

2. Next, to the Natural History Museum

Tim Grist

 

 

 

Dock at South Ken tube to experience the museum's virtual-reality tour 'First Life', which takes you back 500 million years. Lovely David Attenborough provides the intro.

3. Lunch at Comptoir Libanais

Michael Franke

 

 

 

Weave through the elegant streets of Chelsea, and dock at Royal Avenue to grab a falafel wrap and a glass of homemade lemonade at the for Duke of York Square branch.

4. Nip into the Saatchi Gallery

Emma Wood

 

 

 

Don't miss the extraordinary permanent installation by Richard Wilson (no spoilers from us), or Ethiopian artist Ephrem Solomon's works combining newsprint and woodcuts (until Sep 6).

5. Wind up at Chelsea Physic Garden

 

 

 

Dock your bike at Royal Avenue, SW3. Protective brick walls mean the ancient botanical garden has its own micro-climate and the Tangerine Dream Café is a serene spot for tea.

Bike hire costs from £2 a day for an unlimited number of 30-minute journeys. Find more info here.

Take a look at London's best cycle cafés.

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